Assistant Counsel

Trinity Health Corporation
Silver Spring, MD
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: POSITION PURPOSE Provides legal services for the Trinity Health System Office and assigned Ministries as a member of the Trinity Health Legal Department and in coordination with the needs of the System Office and assigned Ministries' senior management teams and consistent with the strategies and priorities of the organization. Responsible for handling a variety of routine to moderately complex legal matters or projects. Work requires independent judgment and often requires direct client contact. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of Trinity Health in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. Performs a variety of legal work, while developing expertise in one or more practice areas, as part of the Trinity Health Legal Department under direction/supervision of a senior attorney. Meets routinely with the supervising attorney to establish priorities and manage expectations for the delivery of legal services. Prepares formal memoranda and legal opinion on subjects that require extensive legal research. Consults and advises with and performs a variety of legal assignments for Ministries and System Office colleagues. Resolves or oversees matters involving substantial monetary amounts or other substantial risk to Trinity Health under direction/supervision of a senior attorney. Represents the interests of the assigned Ministries and Trinity Health in contacts with outside parties including attorneys, managers and officials of other companies and government agencies. Provides legal counsel to System Office and/or assigned Ministries and their operating entities or Service Area with respect to matters either in the particular field of law where the attorney has special expertise, or in the general field of corporate healthcare law. May perform legal services of a system-wide benefit, including as part of a Center of Excellence or practice group of the Trinity Health Legal Department. May advise management on developments in the area of expertise or corporate healthcare law in which the attorney specializes and which may impact Trinity Health. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; Trinity Health's policies and procedures, as well as the Organizational Integrity Program, and Standards of Conduct, in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Licensed attorney holding a JD degree from a recognized law school. Must have a minimum of four (4) years experience practicing law with some experience in the practice of corporate healthcare law preferred, including the laws affecting tax-exempt organizations, with demonstrated legal capability covering diverse legal assignments that occasionally include legal matters of major significance. Must possess highly effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate directly, openly, and effectively with both internal and external constituencies. Must possess the ability to work independently on routine matters. However, is expected to seek guidance and accept supervision on more complicated matters or where substantial amounts of money or significant other risks to Trinity Health are involved. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Attorney's work is subject to review by other, more senior members of the Legal Department. Must possess strong conceptual and analytical skills. Must possess strong negotiation skills. Must possess strong interpersonal and consultative skills. Ability to deal tactfully with diverse people, situations and ideas and present advisory, persuasive and authoritative recommendations to all levels of the organization. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Trinity Health. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles. Operates in a typical office environment. The area is well-lit, temperature controlled and free from hazards. Communicates frequently, in person and over the phone, with people in all locations on product support issues. Hearing is needed for extensive telephone and in person communication. Manual dexterity is needed in order to operate a computer keyboard. Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures. 5. This position is located at System Office in Livonia, Michigan or one or more assigned Ministries. Must be able to travel to the various Trinity Health sites. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned. Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.#06022021